Crunchy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I've been experimenting with granola bars lately.  If you prefer your granola bars crunchy rather than chewy, you'll like this simple recipe using toasted oats, chocolate chips, and honey.

Here's what you'll need:

4 cups of quick cooking oats
1/3 cup melted butter
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Toast oats on an ungreased baking sheet for about 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through.  Remove oats and let cool to room temperature.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; add oats and mix thoroughly.  Be sure the oats have cooled first or the chocolate chips will get soft! 

Spread into 9x13 pan, lightly oiled, and press firmly to flatten.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.  Let cool and then cut into bars.  Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to try it!

  2. Oh boy, this looks delicious! I experienmented a lot this past year with homemade granola--it looks like homemade granol BARS are the next step! Thanks!

  3. Newest follower here--came over from Titus 2esday. This looks really good! I am looking forward to checking out your other recipes!

  4. Yum!! We love granola bars but I've never had success! I'll definitely be trying this one!

  5. These look delicious. I love homemade granola bars! Your comment about "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all", my mother raised me on that comment :)


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